Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Cross for your Front Door

Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow everyone!!
I know Friday you'll be ready to hang a Christmas wreath on the front door, right?! Well, how about decorating with a cross of fresh greenery instead? Try shaping your boughs into a rustic cross:Supplies:
• several evergreen boughs
• wire
• pinecones & berries of your choice

Directions:
Lay four of the largest boughs into a cross shape and secure with wire. Add a second layer of smaller boughs on top of those and fasten together. Continue with the smaller accent greens in the same manner. Now, you have your base as seen in this photo: Arrange the berries and pinecones to make a focal point in the center of the cross. I used some real, some fake. Secure these items well using the wire, so they will withstand the December weather in your region. (I know my cross photo at top looks a little funny, but the windy snow was already blowing when I snapped this ... this was a couple houses ago when we lived in CT and boy, was the wind strong there!)

Lastly, twist one strong wire into a large loop facing the back top of your cross in order to hang it on your door.

Tip: If your local garden center or boyscout troop make their wreaths on site, ask if they would wire together a cross base for you. Then all you need to do is embellish it!

PS: still time to enter my BIG giveaway two posts ago ...

6 comments:

The Texas Butlers said...

What a beauty. I want to make this!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

I've never seen a cross wreath before. What a wonderful idea!!

Blessings,

Sher

Melanie said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

~hon~ said...

I love this creation from you and I want to make this but I'm not sure if we have those materials but I'd probably just use some substitutes for them. You are very talented. Glory to GOD! Thank you so much for being very generous by stating the materials and instructions. Btw, I borrowed the image in this post for one of my posts entitled "Christmas." I linked it to your blog though. Thank you. GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H. You leave me in awe of your creativity and talent.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

What a great idea! I love it. I'm definitely going to attempt to make this one. Thanks for giving the instructions.
You are truly a gifted woman. Praise be to God. What a great place to visit.

Barb said...

I love the idea of making a cross wreath.
Barbara Jean

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